1958 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupé RHD S824294DN
Car history

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I am fortunate in having a complete ownership record. I am the sixth owner. After being registered for the first UK owner on 26 March 1958, the car was owned by two further UK residents, in 1961 and again in 1965. In 1967, it was bought by its fourth UK owner, who shipped the car to South Africa in 1968.

The car had an odometer reading of ~90,000 miles in 1976, and it appears the car was not used to any great extent in the period 1976-1995. There is a written record that in 1995, at 93,000 miles, the fourth owner reset the odometer to zero during a partial restoration.

In August 1995, with the odometer reading ~200 miles, the car was sold to its fifth owner, an Australian resident in South Africa. In November 1996, with an odometer reading of ~1,000 miles, the fifth owner began a complete restoration.

The car was fully restored, predominantly during 1998 and 1999, in Natal, South Africa, with extensive record of receipts and photos. After the restoration was completed, the car was registered and in regular use, with an odometer reading of 1,250 miles in May 2000. The car was shipped by the fifth owner to Australia in June 2001, with an odometer reading of 2,131 miles. The fifth owner then used the car for the ensuing twelve years in NSW.

In October 2013, when I bought the car, the odometer reading was 5,653 miles. At the end of April 2016, the odometer reads 9,626 miles.

Today, the car bears the NSW registration plate HEP-429, which was the car's original 1958 UK registration number. The car's original nameplate (commission plate) was amongst the car's paper records; now it is fitted to the car. The original clock works, and keeps good time, thanks to crystal-based electronics hidden inside the clock in 2014 by Mike Eck, Martinsville New Jersey.

In 2015, the Moss gearbox was removed to fix the jamming in first gear fault and a serious, continuous rear casing oil leak. For the time being, the car is on the road with a new Tremec T5 five speed gearbox. The conversion is not visually detectable. As of December 2015, the Moss gearbox had been rebuilt and is ready to be re-installed in the car whenever needed.




Heritage certificate

speed cert

Certificate of the car being timed at 100 MPH at a Sports Car Club of South Africa event in 1972.





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